Visible to the public "More Than 1,000 Android Apps Harvest Data Even After You Deny Permissions"Conflict Detection Enabled

Researchers from the International Computer Science Institute have discovered that over 1,000 Android apps circumvent privacy permission settings, bringing further attention to the difficulty of maintaining online privacy when using phones and mobile apps. As these apps violate permissions, they can gather information such as a user's geolocation. This article continues to discuss the bypassing of privacy protections by Android apps, the type of data gathered by these apps, how this discovery was made by researchers, responses to this finding, and the lack of tools for consumers to control their privacy.

CNET reports "More Than 1,000 Android Apps Harvest Data Even After You Deny Permissions"